65-year-old man to be charged with teaching doctrine in a way that goes against Muslim law
A 65-year-old man will be charged on Tuesday with teaching a doctrine in a manner that goes against Muslim law, and running a Muslim religious school without registering it with the authorities.
In a statement on Monday, the police said investigations into the man began after the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) made a police report against him on Aug 24, 2021.
The police said investigations are now over, and after consultations with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the man will be charged with two offences under the Administration of Muslim Law Act.
The first offence is allegedly teaching a doctrine in a manner contrary to Muslim law in Singapore between 2004 and 2020.
The second offence is allegedly running a Muslim religious school between 2017 and 2020 at a cafe in Jalan Pisang without having it registered with Muis.
If convicted of teaching a doctrine in a manner that goes against Muslim law, offenders can be sentenced to a jail term of up to 12 months, fined up to $2,000, or both.
The offence of not registering Muslim religious schools carries a jail term of up to 12 months, a fine of up to $2,000, or both.